Sunday, June 10, 2012
Gone and Pretty Well Damned Near Forgotten
As of June 10th there have been no arrests and there are no suspects in the Los Angeles gangland murder of 14 month old baby boy, Angel Mauro Cortez-Nava. You might accidentally remember Angel since I just wrote about his murder a few days ago in the obviously forgettable post, The Black Teenage Boy in the Hoodie.
There are no suspects and no arrests in spite of the fact that the murderer rode by on a bicycle and shot into a crowd gathered on little Angel's front lawn.
There are no suspects and no arrests in spite of a $100,000.00 REWARD offered by the Los Angeles City Council and the LA Kings Hockey Team.
There are no arrests and no suspects in spite of the well known gang activity in the neighborhood, multiple previous murders and the attention of the LA Police Gang Crime Unit.
A quick review of Google News Feeds show there have been no news updates on this story for three days.
The Silence of the Lambs.
Angel will be forgotten, except by his family. Even I will undoubtedly stop blogging about this story eventually. Based on the overwhelming outpouring of comments so far, no one actually cares.
Oh, and for those who care about that "other" murder, you know the one where the black teenage boy wearing a hoodie was killed in a scuffle in a "gated community" by a neighborhood watch patrol member. That suspect, George Zimmerman, is still in jail, awaiting trail for the murder. That trial will receive maximum 24 hour news coverage.
UPDATE: (6/29/2012) A fifteen year old boy, Donald Ray Dokins, has been arrested for the murder of Angel Cortez. The Los Angeles District Attorney has said he will be charged as an adult and faces life in prison. Donald is suspected in other murders.